current events, political

Voting Is Contagious

I believe every vote matters. If you don’t believe that, then let me tell you why you're wrong:  Because voting is, in fact, contagious. The behavior of one individual can widely impact the behavior of their social circle, and  this particularly applies to political behavior. Being an evidence-based kind of a gal, I will show… Continue reading Voting Is Contagious

parenting, political

Where is Captain Underpants when we need him? No, but seriously- How do we talk to our children about the election?

I'm mostly worried about the kids. They've been hearing about the election at school, and asking about it. Babygirl, a few weeks ago: "Mama, Stevie says Donald Trump is a bad man and a bully and he shouldn't be president. He's not president is he?" It felt easy to reassure her. "Oh honey, no, he… Continue reading Where is Captain Underpants when we need him? No, but seriously- How do we talk to our children about the election?

political

The one political thing you need to read today was written by a Marine

This. This one essay by former Marine Corps officer Jake Cusack offers an empathetic and no doubt authentic explanation for both Donald Trump's popularity, and why we should defeat him at all costs. Since you know you'll be obsessively following the election all day, add this to your reading. I've been stretching my imagination to… Continue reading The one political thing you need to read today was written by a Marine